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LNG Companies Injecting More than 20 Bln in Qld Businesses, Australia

first_imgEmployment in Queensland’s CSG/LNG industry has reached a new high of almost 30,000 workers, with LNG companies also injecting more than $20 billion into businesses across the state.Officially opening Arrow Energy’s new headquarters in Brisbane today, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the figures were positive as the state’s CSG/LNG projects moved from concept to delivery.“The three Queensland LNG plants on Curtis Island are world-firsts for converting coal seam gas to liquefied natural gas for export and at a time of global uncertainty this industry has been the driving force behind growth in our great state,” Mr Seeney said.“This $60 billion-plus of investment is flowing throughout the state and transforming regional communities.“For example, QGC and its contractors currently employ 11,600 people and since January 2010 has spent $12 billion in Australia. Of this, $9.6 billion was spent here in Queensland.“Direct and indirect employees at the APLNG project total 10,100 at the end of April this year.“APLNG has estimated that at last December its global spend was $10 billion, with around $6.9 billion spent in Queensland.”“Santos’ GLNG project has created in the order of 6,800 jobs, and has spent $6 billion in Australia, of which $4 billion was in Queensland.”Mr Seeney said Arrow Energy provided more than 1250 jobs for Queensland and engaged around 2000 contractors, on top of the three LNG plants, through its domestic gas and power generation and its CSG/LNG aspirations.He said the CSG/LNG industry was building a highly skilled workforce which had proven to deliver on large resource projects.“The expertise of these workers will provide newly-honed skills that can transfer to other major developments in Queensland in the future,” he said.“The CSG/LNG industry is a crucial driver in getting the Queensland economy back on track.”[mappress]LNG World News Staff, June 17, 2013last_img read more

Siemens to Power Up New Offshore Construction Vessel for Toisa

first_imgSiemens Drive Technologies Division is to supply an integrated drive and power generation solution for a multipurpose offshore construction vessel (MOCV) currently being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Ltd. (HHI) for Toisa Ltd. and will be managed by Sealion Shipping Ltd, a global shipping and support services company.MOCV will be used to perform a variety of offshore duties including underwater installations to a maximum depth of 3,500 meters. The integrated Siship solutions from Siemens help to improve the reliability and flexibility of the vessel and to reduce its fuel consumption and therefore the overall running costs.With this new offshore construction vessel, Toisa will set new standards in terms of flexibility and capacity. For example, the vessel is designed for a wide range of offshore duties, including ultra-deepwater installations and constructions for the oil and gas industry, the laying of undersea pipes and cables or the control of remotely operated vehicles (ROV).Consequently, the demands on the flexibility, efficiency and reliability of the vessel are very high. For this reason, Siemens is providing integrated solutions both for marine propulsion (Siship Drive LV) as well as for on-board power generation (Siship Power MV).Siship Drive LV is a diesel-electric drive solution featuring components that are optimally tailored to the design of the vessel. For example, the azimuth thrusters, the retractable thrusters and the bow thruster are powered by five 3.4 megawatt and two 2.5 megawatt motors combined with seven marine-type Siship frequency converters. The converters are specially designed for harsh operating conditions in terms of the temperatures, vibrations and humidity levels prevalent on offshore vessels. The optimum interaction of motors and converters contributes to a rapid reaction capability of the different drives, thus increasing the flexibility of the vessel and enabling precise maneuvering. Thanks to the integrated drive system, a high level of motor performance and, consequently, a high degree of efficiency are achieved.The on-board power supply system is fed by six diesel generators, each with an output of four megawatts. As the generator output is continuously adapted to the actual energy demand, a significant reduction in fuel consumption is achieved, especially considering the fluctuating operation profile of a multipurpose offshore construction vessel. The power management system also supplied by Siemens ensures a stable generation of electricity so that the necessary power can be made available everywhere and anytime. As additional safety solutions, power protection functions are integrated in the switchgear. They detect critical operating states and protect or isolate the relevant generator from the supply system before any damage can occur. The power management system also enables electrical power generation to be resumed automatically after any failures. The main switch panels for the primary distribution network also originate from Siemens.In addition to delivering the drive and power generation system, Siemens is also responsible for the project management, the engineering and the commissioning of the entire diesel-electric drive system. All systems and components used are part of the Siemens “Siship” solution platform.[mappress]Siemens, March 13, 2014; Image:last_img read more

Three in a row for Carsley as Bees thump Charlton

first_imgCharlton 0 Brentford 3Brentford moved into the top half of the table with a superb victory at The Valley – their third successive win under Lee Carsley.AdChoices广告John Swift put Carsley’s side ahead in the first half and Alan Judge – who was involved in all the goals – and Lasse Vibe netted in the second.Judge set up the opener, crossing for Swift to head home his first goal since joining the Bees on loan from Chelsea.And Alan McCormack almost doubled the lead when he smashed a shot against the crossbar after being set up by Marco Djuricin.There was no way back for Charlton once the outstanding Judge brilliantly curled in Brentford’s second goal 10 minutes after the interval.Vibe, on as a substitute, added the third after collecting Judge’s perfect pass. Brentford: Button, Yennaris, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell, Woods, Diagouraga, McCormack (Canos 89), Judge, Djuricin (Vibe 73), Swift (Kerschbaumer 62). Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more